Pye, Burma Newswire (Page 6)

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  1. Myanmar to ease worker strainRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | Bangkok Post

    Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, left, and his Myanmar counterpart and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.a < Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said Myanmar will help Thailand in taking responsibility for the 1.6 million Myammar workers residing in Thailand. Mr Don, who was visiting as a special envoy of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, is on a two-day formal visit to the country to strengthen bilateral ties and foster cooperation.

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  2. Myanmar's State Counselor Urges For Inclusiveness In Peace ProcessRead the original story

    May 9, 2016 | Malaysian National News Agency

    Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday urged for inclusion of persons deemed appropriate in every step of national reconciliation and peace process, reports China's Xinhua news agency. At a meeting chaired by Suu Kyi and involved representatives of the government, military and Reconciliation and Peace Centre , it was agreed to undertake works related to the formation of NRPC and preparations to hold a 21st-century ethnic conference identical to the historical Pinlong Conference.

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  3. Myanmar boosts security after bomb explosionsRead the original story

    May 9, 2016 | Nerve News

    Nay Pyi Taw, May 9 - Myanmar regional authorities have tightened security following five bomb explosions in Kachin state, officials said on Monday. According to the regional government, the five explosions occurred on Sunday in front of Myanmar military infantry battalion 424, police force office, near Ooru Yadana jade hill bridge and two other places in which one person was injured, Xinhua news agency reported.

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  4. Myanmar targets USD 8 billion foreign investmentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | India.com

    Nay Pyi Taw, May 9: Myanmar has targeted $8 billion foreign investment in the present fiscal year of 2016-17, the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration announced on Monday. The country drew $9.5 billion foreign investment in the last fiscal year of 2015-16 which ended in March, Xinhua news agency reported.

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  5. Electricity, squatters 'urgent issues' for Yangon industrial zonesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | The Nation

    NEWLY appointed Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein has vowed to address urgently electricity shortages and squatting, the two main hurdles that the private sector says are holding back the city's manufacturing potential. At a recent meeting with industrialists, he said the regional government had discussed with the Yangon Electricity Supply Board providing more electricity to industrial zones in an effort to support manufacturing.

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  6. 13 killed, 4 injured in landslide in MyanmarRead the original story

    May 7, 2016 | Nerve News

    Nay Pyi Taw, May 7 - A total of 13 people were killed and four injured when a mound of excavated earth from a jade mine in Hpakhan township, Kachin state in northernmost Myanmar collapsed, local police said on Saturday. The earth mound was in the compound of the jade mine near Bazan Chauk village, Seitmu village group in Hpakhan township and the victims were searching for pieces of jade on the top of the mound which was 150 feet in height and 200 feet in width on Thursday night, reported Xinhua news agency.

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  7. Myanmar's new president leaves for Laos on first foreign tripRead the original story

    May 5, 2016 | Xinhuanet

    Myanmar's new President U Htin Kyaw left here on Friday for a one-day goodwill visit to Laos, his first foreign trip after the new government took office on April 1. At the invitation of his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachitch, U Htin Kyaw is paying the visit, accompanied by State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and the First Lady Daw Su Su Lwin. The visit came after former Lao President Choummaly Sayasone visited Myanmar in December 2013 in which Sayasone affirmed Laos' support for Myanmar's democratization and national reconciliation efforts.

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  8. 18 killed due to winds in MyanmarRead the original story

    May 4, 2016 | Nerve News

    Nay Pyi Taw, May 5 - At least 18 people were killed and 24 injured due to wild weather and strong winds in Myanmar's second largest city of Mandalay, the media reported on Thursday. All townships in Mandalay except the ruby land of Mogok were affected, Xinhua news agency reported.

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  9. Minister settles worker import plan with MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Bangkok Post

    Thai and Myanmar labour ministers have agreed to proceed with a labour cooperation plan to import migrant workers through a government-to-government agreement, says a senior ministry official. Labour spokesman Theerapol Khunmuang said the plan is aimed not only at putting an end to labour exploitation and human trafficking, but also ensuring migrant workers' rights are protected.

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  10. Myanmar's parliament to debate proposal to end fighting in western stateRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | Nerve News

    Nay Pyi Taw, May 3 - Myanmar's upper house has agreed to debate on a motion to end fighting between the military and the ethnic Arakan Army in the country's western Rakhine state, parliament sources said on Tuesday. The motion, which was approved in the house on Monday, also called for bringing the Arakan Army into political dialogue, Xinhua news agency reported.

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  11. Myanmar's border trade down in first month of FY 2016-17Read the original story

    Feb 5, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    Nay Pyi Taw, May 2 : Myanmar's border trade was down by over $24 million in April, the first month of fiscal year 2016-17, according to official figures of commerce ministry on Monday. The border trade for nearly one month stood at $147.433 million while that of the same period of the fiscal year 2015-16 was $171.877 million, Xinhua news agency reported.

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  12. Wa army invited to Myanmar's peace talksRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2016 | The Nation

    Lower House MP Soe Htay, representing Kawkareik Township for the National League for Democracy , has confirmed that the party has informally invited the United Wa State Army to join the efforts in holding a 21st-century Panglong Conference. Soe Htay just completed his five-day visit to the Wa region on his personal mission to gather information that can help implement the peace process.

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  13. Myanmar to promote, protect labour rightsRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    Nay Pyi Taw, May 2 : Myanmar has pledged to promote and protect labour rights, including ending forced labour and stronger enforcement of child labour law in the country, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said on Monday. In a statement, the ministry invited all interested partners to join with the government in its efforts to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on labour-related issues, Xinhua news agency reported.

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  14. Communications Ministry to Issue Fourth Telco License Before New Govt Takes OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    After months of delays, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology now says that Burma's fourth and final telecoms operator will be finalized before the new government takes office at the end of March. The tender for the position was opened to domestic firms in July, and the fourth license was expected to be awarded by mid-October.

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  15. Myanmar needs to prioritise resources in Budget: World BankRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    Nay Pyi Taw, April 27 : Myanmar needs to enhance the quality and efficiency of public spending for education and healthcare, prioritising resources in the Union Budget that are critical to improve living standards and incomes of the people, the World Bank said on Wednesday. The World Bank Group presented a report of public expenditure review on Myanmar, which was a comprehensive analysis of country's spending policies between 2009 and 2013.

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  16. Communications Ministry to Issue Fourth Telco License Before New Govt Takes OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2015 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    After months of delays, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology now says that Burma's fourth and final telecoms operator will be finalized before the new government takes office at the end of March. The tender for the position was opened to domestic firms in July, and the fourth license was expected to be awarded by mid-October.

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  17. Myanmar state counselor to lead domestic peace processRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2016 | Xinhuanet

    Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will lead the domestic peace process and will meet the Joint Cease fire Monitoring Committee Wednesday, said a military official Lt-Gen Yapye at a meeting of the JCMC Tuesday. Regarding the internal peace process, Suu Kyi has highly appreciated the previous government's ceasefire initiative, calling for continuation to strive to include in the ceasefire accord those organizations deemed appropriate for inclusion.

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  18. Myanmar Saffron Revolution leader jailed on immigration charges - lawyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | Thanh Nein News

    Nyi Nyi Lwin, better known as Gambira, leader of the All-Burmese Monks Alliance who was recently released, talks to supporters while attending the court hearing of Pyi Nyar Thiha in Yangon. Photo: Reuters A Myanmar court on Tuesday jailed a former monk and leader of the 2007 anti-junta uprising for six months with hard labour on immigration charges, a member of his defence team said, but he was likely to be released soon because of time already served.

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  19. Myanmar parliament speaker's son resigns as personal assistantRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    Nay Pyi Taw, April 26 : The son of Mann Win Khaing Than, the Myanmarese parliament's new speaker, has resigned as his father's personal assistant and has been replaced by the deputy director in the House of Nationalities, a media report said on Tuesday. The resignation came a day after the president's office issued a directive banning cabinet members from appointing as personal assistants their spouses, children, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews and grand children, Xinhua news agency reported.

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  20. El Nino dry spell wreaks havoc in MyanmarRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    Nay Pyi Taw, April 25 : At least 10 regions of Myanmar are facing severe water shortagesdue to searing summer temperatures brought on by El Nino, leading to dried up wells, ponds and rivers. The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology predicted that temperatures from March until May this year will continue to exceed 47.2 degrees on a daily basis in central Myanmar and the outskirts of Yangon, putting crops at risk, EFE news reported.

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